Posts tagged ‘AGA’

SGC Spring Tournament

Yesterday (Sunday), I played in a Go tournament for the first time in six years. I saw a bunch of old friends, and I had so much fun!  There’s just something about the intensity of face-to-face tournament play that is unlike playing online, or even casual face-to-face games. If Baduk is a mental martial art, then tournaments are some kind of cross between a duel and a rank test.  Ratings points are up for grabs, and only one will get them; and competition for scarce resources lights up our most primal pathways.

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Continue Reading 2018-05-07 at 09:25 1 comment

The Community of Go

Surrounding Game movie logo, English words and Chinese ideogramsSeeing the film The Surrounding Game on the big screen with my tribe was emotional for me. Affirming, connecting, and other touchy-feely stuff I usually squirm away from. Glad I didn’t.

Continue Reading 2017-07-18 at 09:58 Leave a comment


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